Some OKC Area Gyms Rent Out Equipment To Help Stay Afloat During Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, April 9th 2020, 1:29 pm

By: Karl Torp

Physical exercise can be some best medicine in handling home quarantine, medical experts said.

That's part of the reason why one gym in the Oklahoma City area is still making ends meet despite having to close its doors.

CrossFit OKC, off of Enterprise Drive in Edmond, closed on March 18 under a city executive order.

But the gym isn’t missing a rent payment because clients are still working out with gym equipment.

“We let them take a couple pieces of equipment,” said CrossFit OKC owner Ginny Morey.

Other crossfit gyms are doing the same right now.

Around 250 pieces have been lent out at CrossFit OKC.

Morey posts and demonstrates several workouts each day online.

Some of the largest pieces of equipment, like the rowers, go out on a lottery system.

“I let them take it for a week, and on Saturday, the next group will come get them,” said Morey.

She said each piece of equipment coming back in thoroughly disinfected before it is distributed again.

To create more of a team environment, CrossFit OKC clients pair up for workouts over Facetime.

It's not ideal situation, but it's keeping the gym in business during difficult times.

“I really believe when you treat people well, good things come back to you, and we are going to do the right thing and help people out right now,” said Morey.

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